The touching moment a blind Australia’s Got Talent contestant leaves the judges in tears

“I’m crying my face off right now.”

By Erin Doyle
It's the audition that promises to be the "performance that Australia will never forget".
And in a new promo for the soon-to-air Australia's Got Talent a sneak peek of the performance shows the heartwarming moment a blind contestant auditions – causing the judges to break down in tears.
Introducing his story, singer/ pianist Paul, who is joined by his mother, says, "Music had given me the confidence and the freedom to truly be myself
"I'm blind. Mum does all the running around and I just thank and love her for that."
Embracing her son, Paul's mum gives him words of encouragement ahead of the audition.
"You may not have your vision but you've got everything else. And you're using it. You know I'm proud," she touchingly says.
But it's what happens next that is the real tear-jerker.
Judge Nicole Scherzinger admits "I'm crying my eyes out!" (Image: Channel Seven)
Blind contestant Paul performs on stage to a standing ovation (Image: Channel Seven)
Paul hits the stage, and although his performance is not shown in the promo but the reactions of judges Manu Feildel, Nicole Scherzinger, Shane Jacobson, and Lucy Durack were.
Former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole is left sobbing, telling Paul "I'm crying my face off right now!"
The US-based hitmaker adds: "I mean Australia's got talent you guys. You're the reason why I flew here."
My Kitchen Rules star Manu seems just as impressed and reveals how affected he is by the emotional performance.
Manu Feildel describes the performance as "pure" and "beautiful". (Image: Channel Seven)
"One word just coming out of my mouth is just 'beautiful'. It's just pure and beautiful," he says.
And while the sneak peek reveals Paul is fast-tracked to the semi-finals, fans will have to tune in to watch why it received such an emotional response.
Paul's not the only contestant, viewers will be waiting with bated breath to see, however.
Professional magician and former Bachelorette contestant Apollo Jackson is set on fire in another promo, with the judges and audience watching on in terror and shock – but will he get through?
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